Synopses & Reviews
Perfect for curious babies everywhere, this book of music and lyrics features five beloved nursery songs: andldquo;Mary Had a Little Lamb,andrdquo; andldquo;Little Miss Muffet,andrdquo; andldquo;Here We Go andrsquo;Round the Mulberry Bush,andrdquo; andldquo;Pat-a-Cake,andrdquo; and andldquo;Humpty Dumpty.andrdquo; Original artwork by H. A. Rey from 1943 brings these classic song characters charmingly to life.
Joyce Raskin and Chick Graning, of the popular band Scarce, and Matt White provide the original music for half an hour of listening time. With tips on how to share the words and music with babies, this is an ideal gift for expectant and new parents. A free downloadable song will be available at www.curiousgeorgebooks.com.
About the Author
The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her fathers home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.